You may read some facts about Russia but ridiculous myth surrounding the country really annoy Russian people. Among the silly myth are the mysterious natural wonders in Russia and even the legendary myth surrounding Lake Baikal. However, no one can really tell if you never set foot in Russia. What are myths and arent?
Of all the world’s nations, it is possible Russian is the ones that get stereotyped the most. It may sound amusing as these national clichés for an outsider. However, Russians people don’t find them very funny at all.
Ridiculous Myth of Russia
Some of the most ridiculous myth about Russia are over exaggerated mainly by the media. They are sometimes irritating and even offensive. However, keep an open mind stereotypes exists in every country. These ridiculous myths about Russia are just that – myths.
1. Constant winter and cold
2. The Russian is drunk all the time
Russian vodka is among the best selling items to buy in Russia. this popular alcoholic beverage also a great drink to warm the body in the cold weather. You can buy this beverage almost anywhere in Russia. However, it badly portrays Russian people in daily life. They don’t drank vodka until drunk all the time al days and night long. Among the ridiculous myth about Russia, this myth really upset Russian people.
They may drink to warm the body in cold days. They also may enjoy a glass or to with some dancing to highlight many celebrations according to the seasons. However, Russian will not get drunk for no apparent reasons.
3. Russian streets are dangerous
Keep in mind that dangerous street is everywhere, especially late at night with low light and quiet places. Many tourists fear to come to Russia thinking it is too dangerous. This ridiculous myth hider tourism is Russia for decades. Although modern Russia is opening up to foreign visitors, held many events and festivals. Moreover, Russia invites International students to studies in their most favorite universities and participate in many International events.
4. Russians Hate Americans
This ridiculous myth may roots from the cold war a long time ago. However, Russians actually love American trends, media, music, and all about it. Their metros and trams are inspired by American development. American music and fashion also influence Russia in a major way.
5. Impossible to visit
If you do all the paperwork there is really no need to worry about anything. It’s easier than ever now to get the invitation to travel to Russia with the right visa. The invitations can even come from any hotels or places of stay. Russia also offers many scholarships and seats for International students in their universities.
6. Russian call each other comrade
Tovarishch (“comrade”) was a word coined by Russian to replace the pre-revolutionary ways of addressing people. It is only shown in western movies on how they portray Russian. Their common calling is Gospodin (for male), and gospozha (for female). However, if you do hear this in Russia, it’s usually said with a hint of irony.
7. Russians Are Racist
This ridiculous myth is completely opposite to the reality. Russian are not racist at all and very open-minded. They are part of a very big country and manage to develop so much. They are not easy to be friendly to new people. In fact, they need time to be warm to others. However, once they did, they are very warm. They are always curious about and visitors from other countries.
8. Russians Are Gloomy
Russian tend to display a polite and serious gesture in public. However, among friends actually, they are very warm, friendly, and also funny. They consider impolite to be loud and noisy in public. However, they are not all gloomy. The enjoy many festivals where they sing and dances together with the surrounding people.
9. Russians Are Spies
Again another ridiculous myth due to western movies and media. Russian secret service is all the same as American FBI or the British officers. This myth comes from the Cold War and exaggerated by Hollywood movies. This particular myth wrongly describes the daily life of the Russian people.
10. Russian Are All Communists
This is another Cold War-era ridiculous myth that is not a great topic to mentioned to Russian people. There are some Russian that still think it is a good idea. However, the number is getting less and less every day. Moreover, for most Russian people, communism meant the scarcity of food, being afraid of the government and neighbors.
11. Chechnya Russian terrorists
Yes, while the most ridiculous myth about Russia still exists until today, it is a part of their history. However, Russian manage to establish more positive new myth. Their development in the modern era with advanced technology able to promote a positive side of Russia. Moreover, it also counteracts myth that some people still believe in.